Green tomatoes aren’t as sweet as red tomatoes, but they are safe to eat both raw in salads or sandwiches or cooked in sauces. They have a tart taste and crunchy flavour and make a nice change to red tomatoes.
This green tomato salsa is an excellent way of using up any excess green tomatoes.
Chop up around a pound of green tomatoes into small pieces. Next, peel and finely chop a few shallots or a few tablespoons of grated onion and several crushed garlic cloves and add them to the tomato.
Finely chop a chilli, scraping out the seeds if you prefer less heat. Add several tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and the same of olive oil and a handful of chopped coriander leaves and stalks, then season with salt and pepper.
This makes a great starter served with tortilla or as a side dish for any Mexican meal such as tacos or fajitas. It goes perfectly with guacamole, or add some chunks of avocado into the salsa to make a fabulous combination of soft and crunchy!